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Lowndes couple jailed for neglect of vulnerable adult

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus couple has been arrested after authorities said they neglected a vulnerable family member.

Rawle resigns as Columbus CFO

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Chief Financial Officer Milton Rawle resigned Tuesday night, a week after he returned from an unpaid suspension for failing to comply with job performance standards.

Hotel death suspect pleads guilty to manslaughter

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man charged with second-degree murder in 2016 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Burkhalter Rigging files bankruptcy

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus company Burkhalter Rigging has filed for a multi-million dollar bankruptcy in a federal court in Texas.

Three candidates vying for Lowndes chancery clerk

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A third Republican candidate has joined the race for Lowndes County chancery clerk.

City-county cooperation committee yet to meet

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four months after Lowndes County and the city of Columbus formed an intergovernmental committee to improve communication and relations between the two entities, the eight-member body has yet to meet.

Monday Profile: Bookkeeper, former substitute and receptionist hopes to one day work as a teacher

Posted 2/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shay Jackson has shown a willingness to do just about anything in her years with the Starkville School District. Jackson, who works as Overstreet Elementary School's bookkeeper, started with the district as a substitute teacher for the third, fourth and fifth grade at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School in 2011.

Street work no longer part of 1-percent tax request

Posted 2/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If legislators approve a special 1-percent restaurant sales tax for Columbus, the city will only use it for maintaining and operating the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater at The Island.

Sen. Younger: Proposed pay raise for teachers should be higher

Posted 2/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local legislators expressed disappointment Friday with two bills in the Mississippi Legislature affecting education, one of which aims to increase salaries for public school teachers and the other which -- had it not died in committee -- would have raised the pay for school board members.

Harrison joins District 2 supervisor race

Posted 2/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A third Republican candidate has joined the race for Lowndes County District 2 supervisor.

Man harasses women on hundreds of phone calls

Posted 2/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are asking the public's help identifying a man who has repeatedly called a Columbus business and harassed women answering the phone.

Woodstock and the spirit of 1969: Local historian recounts a memorable year of turmoil, discovery

Posted 2/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marc Harris grew up in upstate New York and although he didn't attend Woodstock, he remains fascinated by the event, which proved to be an iconic moment at the end of a turbulent decade.

Cracker Barrel shooter indicted for attempted murder

Posted 2/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of opening fire in the Columbus Cracker Barrel and injuring a manager has been indicted for attempted murder.

 

Man faces federal charges in stalking, blackmailing case

Posted 2/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been indicted on federal charges after authorities say he harassed people

 

Wright named chief deputy at LCSO

Posted 2/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Greg Wright has been named chief deputy of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

CMSD board votes to start capital improvements

Posted 2/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Moving forward with the district's capital improvement plan, Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees earmarked more than $2.3 million for new projects.

Man indicted for three counts sexual battery of a child

Posted 2/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County grand jury has indicted an Alabama man for multiple felonies after he allegedly sexually abused two children under 14 over a period of two years.

Monday profile: 'Miss Ann,' Kroger's beloved greeter, still has much to share

Posted 2/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ann Wozniak works 20 to 25 hours a week at Kroger in Columbus. You are as likely to hear she is at work as see she is at work. The chorus of "Hey, Miss Ann!" echoes through the busy grocery store as customers encounter the store's official greeter and unofficial goodwill ambassador and employee mentor.

Last three suspects in Bankhead case plead guilty

Posted 2/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The last three suspects arrested for their involvement in a fatal shooting of a disabled man nearly eight years ago have pleaded guilty and been sentenced -- with one suspect who attorneys said helped get the others convicted free from custody.

Dispatch staffers win 12 MPA awards

Posted 2/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch scooped 12 advertising awards, including two first place finishes, in the Mississippi Press Association's 2018 Better Newspaper Contest.

 

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